Indigenous Consultation & Engagement™ - Vancouver - November 22, 2017 | 8:30am - 4:00pm


“Finally effective Aboriginal consultation training!..”   K.G. · EBA

We take our classic Aboriginal cross cultural awareness training program, Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™ and get beyond Indigenous awareness to practical skills and tools that can be applied during Indigenous consultation and engagement efforts. With some tried and proven approaches individuals and organizations can position themselves to lead consultation efforts.This course takes the information learned in our Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™ session and provides you with opportunity to use the information in interactive exercises, learning from doing and from others.

Purpose of the Training:

  • Provide information to help participants with their engagement and consultation efforts,
  • Support appropriate cross cultural communications,
  • Learn to apply the RESPECT model learning in the introductory Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™,
  • Practice conducting Risk Assessment using the Risk Assessment tool provided in the introductory Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™,
  • Share experiences and learn from others,
  • Raise awareness of best practice for strengthening relationships during the consultation process.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone needing to fulfill legal and regulatory requirements for consultation
  • Line managers,
  • Project managers,
  • Communications staff
  • Indigenous Relations or Affairs staff
  • Community Relations staff

 At this training you will:

  • Review and build on the elements of consultation
  • Know the difference between Consultation vs. Engagement
  • Learn the intent of consultation
  • Review what constitutes Accommodation
  • Review ways we can strengthen our consultation practices
  • Become familiar with the use of the Risk Assessment Tool
  • Prepare for questions they will ask you
  • Know how to deal with issues related to western science and traditional ecological knowledge
  • Practice protocol and interactions

Suggested Pre-requisite: To ensure you receive the most benefit from this training we highly suggest previous attendance in our Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™This training is a continuation of the learning in our prerequisite training.

“I took the first course, Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples® which was fantastic and I feel the same about this one. I have taken other Consultation courses which left me with questions and confused. This one not so. It was a very good course.”  C.N. · Fisheries & Oceans Canada


8:30 to 4:00pm


  • Introductions & Objectives
  • Key Information Review
  • Consultation vs. Engagement
  • What is the Intent of Consultation?
  • What constitutes accommodation?
  • Accommodation Scenario Exercise
  • Ways to Strengthen Consultation
  • Risk, Consultation and Accommodation
  • Risk Assessment Exercise


  • Anticipating questions and how to respond
  • Western Science vs. Traditional Environmental Knowledge
  • Community Profiles Exercise
  • Protocol and Practice (case study)
  • Evaluations


Check out this article: What to look for in an Indigenous Awareness Trainer.


What people are saying about our Indigenous Consultation & Engagement™ training:

"Bob Joseph's comprehensive knowledge and excellent delivery bring real life examples of what works & what doesn't work for FN consultation & engagement.”  K.L. • Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources

“Excellent course.  I would highly recommend it to everyone working with Aboriginal Peoples.  Bob Joseph is a valuable resource and is a great presenter.”  S.A. • Canadian Coast Guard

“Informative; A real eye opener for me.”  P.L. • Department of Fisheries and Oceans

“…I gained a lot of clarity around defining & ensuring meaningful consultation. Great information and group knowledge sharing among participants.”  P.R. • Urban Systems


Pre-registration Required

Certificate of Completion provided.

Location: Will be in the downtown core. Further details provided upon registration.

Refund & Cancellation Policy –Fee is refundable (less $75 + tax) if notice is received at least 10 business days before the training. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule workshop, refuse admission, or change speakers, location, or content. 


Need to complete the suggested Pre-requisite: Consider registering for our Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™ taking place the day before this training.